MUMBAI, December 22, 2016 /PRNewswire/ —
The S.P. Jain Institute of Management & Research (SPJIMR) has reported that it has received a diverse pool of applications for its longest running programme, the prestigious Post Graduate Diploma in Management (PGDM). Almost 30 percent of the applications received are from non-engineers, an indication of the rich diversity in the pool of applicants for the upcoming class of 2019.
The announcement came soon after the application process for the MBA-equivalent two-year full time PGDM programme for 2017-19 for Indian candidates closed on December 16, 2016.
The applications window is now open only for international candidates not residing in India. International candidates, including Persons of Indian Origin (PIOs) and Overseas Citizens of India (OCIs) (but not non-resident Indians) can apply till March 1, 2017.
SPJIMR’s PGDM has an intake of 240 Indian nationals every year. The programme has another 36 seats for international applicants.
SPJIMR said it has begun processing applications and would announce the first shortlist of candidates by the second week of January 2017. Interviews will be held in Mumbai, Delhi, Kolkata and Bengaluru in January and February 2017.
Participants will be intimated about their individual interview call dates and can pick options for attending interviews at their chosen locations.
At about 30 percent of the total, the number of non-engineer applications is five percent higher than the non-engineer applications received last year by SPJIMR. About 35 percent of applicants this year are women.
There is a good mix of freshers and candidates with work experience from different backgrounds, sectors and specialisations under five years.
This year, SPJIMR also saw an increase of applications from North East India, which is an early indicator of the batch having good cultural diversity.
The numbers showed that SPJIMR continues to attract a wide range of applicants and will likely have one of the most diverse classrooms it has had in recent times.
Dr. Vasant Sivaraman, Chairperson of the PGDM programme said, “An early review suggests we have received a rich applicant pool for the 2017-19 batch. As in the past, we will have an interview process commencing January 2017, well ahead of other leading schools. This will enable candidates to plan dates with convenience. We look forward to meeting the candidates as part of our admissions process.”
Prof. Bindu Kulkarni, Associate Programme Head, who is also the faculty in charge of admissions, said the application pool has candidates from diverse fields such as consulting, medicine, fashion, mass media, hospitality, manufacturing, analytics, e-commerce along with engineering, commerce, economics and business studies graduates.
SPJIMR is now ranked fifth in the all India B-School rankings issued by Business Today magazine, and came out fourth in terms of learning experience. The institute is noted for its strong industry interaction, innovative teaching methods, good student connect and experienced faculty. Business Today ranked SPJIMR fifth in ‘future orientation’, reflecting the SPJIMR pedagogy which prepares participants to work with unstructured problems and sends them to some of the best global business schools for advanced courses and exchange programmes.
SPJIMR: has Diverse Applicant Pool for Class of 2019